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Hungary extradites to Kosovo a Serb suspect of war crimes

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's justice minister says an ethnic Serb considered a suspect in a 1999 massacre has been extradited from Hungary. Abelard Tahiri said Friday that the man was extradited after "full guarantees" were given to respect his "dignity and rights."

Local media identified the Serb only as M.P., saying he was part of a massacre of 113 Albanian men in March 26, 1999 in Krushe e Vogel, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of the capital Pristina, a day after NATO started a bombing campaign.

NATO's bombing, which lasted 78 days, ended a Serb crackdown against ethnic Albanian nationalists — Kosovo was then a province of Serbia. More than 10,000 people died during the conflict, and 1,650 are still unaccounted for.

Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence isn't recognized by Serbia.

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